marathwada resident prafulla shashikant, founder of VOPA, a platform to ensure quality education to rural children
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One Man Brings Free Education to Lakhs in Maharashtra’s Backward Regions

Prafulla Shashikant (33) has worked tirelessly to ensure that children from the country’s most backward and marginalised factions are able to complete their education.  In…

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Deaf-Mute Kashmiri Artist Carves Wooden Sculptures Worth Lakhs

An artist who has been deaf and mute since birth is carving delicate sculptures out of wood with sheer passion and unmatched brilliance. As soon…

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Homemaker Takes Tips from Farmer Dad, Earns Lakhs With Vermicompost Biz

Hailing from a farming family, Ariyalur-native Azhaku Dheeran used to help her father in agriculture. But it was only after years that she thought of…

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Farmer Akash Chaurasia Uses Multilayer Farming to Earn Lakhs

Over the past few years, a new farming model has slowly been spreading to the country’s small towns, giving farmers better yields and a more…

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Bundelkhand Community Radio’s RJ Educates Lakhs on Climate Change

In the small town of Orchha, located in Madhya Pradesh’s Bundelkhand region, Varsha Raikwar’s voice rings with clarity. For the last five years, the 25-year-old…

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‘Abandoned For Refusing Dowry, I Rebuilt My Life With A Handicraft Biz That Earns Lakhs’

A few weeks into her marriage, Madhumita Shaw’s in-laws began harassing her for dowry. Even as the act is legally banned in India, it was not…

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How 2 NGOs Enrolled Lakhs of Girls in Schools

This article has been published in partnership with Childrens’ Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) as part of #PromptHerNow, a campaign through which The Better India, Population…

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Left Govt Job to Launch YouTube Channel, She Now Earns Lakhs Sharing Gardening Tips

The start of Reshma Ranjan’s day is slightly different from the rest of us. Instead of a typical nine to five, this resident of Bokaro,…

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Spending Lakhs, Entrepreneur Provides Care To 2000 Injured Dogs

On the eve of December 31, 2016, Haris Ali spotted a dog suffering from severe shock and frothing at the mouth. She had come to…

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Despite Acute Water Shortage, Farmers Innovate & Earn Lakhs Growing Roses

To the rest of the world, the rose is a symbol of love, beauty and courage. But to residents of Wadji village, located in Maharashtra’s…

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